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National Computing Centre launches new consultancy service - 04 Jun 2013

Media release The recession has changed the expectations organisations have about their IT investments, with decision makers seeking greater value from IT and looking to exploit new technology without incurring undue risk. To help its membership achieve these aims, the National Computing Centre (NCC) has launched a new 'Consultant Associate' programme which ... read more..

Databarracks and NCC launch Guidelines paper for ‘Disaster Recovery in the Cloud’ - 18 Apr 2013

Media release Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, Databarracks (www.databarracks.com), in association with the National Computing Centre (NCC), has launched the Guidelines for 'Disaster Recovery in the Cloud', aimed at providing practical advice on disaster recovery (DR) when using cloud services. As computing moves away from the onsite server room model to ... read more..

National Computing Centre launches consultant assurance scheme - 30 Jan 2013

Media release The National Computing Centre has launched a new service that helps its member organisations identify the right independent IT consultant to help with their projects. The Consultant Assure service is free-of-charge to members who pay only the standard consultancy fee charged by these firms. The National Computing Centre has a ... read more..

National Computing Centre launches security audit service following Government campaign - 16 Oct 2012

Media release In the wake of the Government's recent warning that cyber crime costs UK plc an estimated 21 billion every year, the UK's National Computing Centre (NCC) has launched a new security audit service priced at just 3,995 plus VAT. The National Computing Centre Information Security Audit is carried out by ... read more..

NCC helps choose UK’s 2012 'network heroes' - 11 Oct 2012

Media release NCC Editorial Director Tim Ring was one of the independent panel of experts who selected 2012's Spirent Communications Network Heroes award winners, announced at a black tie ceremony last month in London. The awards acknowledge individuals who have made an outstanding effort in understanding and implementing the delivery of first-class ... read more..

ITDA helps Together Housing win £430m contract - 11 Oct 2012

Media release Attaining the NCC's IT Department Accreditation (ITDA) standard has paid dividends for the Together Housing Group, helping it to win a Government house-building contract worth hundreds of millions of pounds. The contract covers the Pendleton area of Salford, which is to be transformed through the 430 million 'Create a New ... read more..

Cloud computing - the potential and the pitfalls - 12 Oct 2011

Media release PA Consulting Group and The National Computing Centre (NCC) launch new Guidelines 12th October 2011 PA Consulting Group and The NCC have launched a new set of guidelines to help organisations identify both the potential and the pitfalls of cloud computing. The guidelines in the report show ... read more..

Cystic Fibrosis Trust Gene Therapy Appeal - 04 Oct 2011

Press Release A campaign to raise 6 million in just six weeks to fund an innovative gene therapy trial is under way, led by the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Thousands of people living with the genetic condition, Cystic Fibrosis (CF), may be given the opportunity to enjoy a better quality ... read more..

UK organisations invest in mobility - 23 Sep 2011

Media release From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK, 22 September 2011. A new survey from the National Computing Centre, The Benchmark of IT Spending and Strategy 2011, reveals that organisations are prioritising investments in technology that enable mobile, remote and flexible working. The Benchmark predicts that the overall number of desktop computers ... read more..

Decline and divide in IT spending - 12 Sep 2011

NCC Media ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. 12th September 2011.A new survey from the National Computing Centre, The Benchmark of IT Spending and Strategy 2011 shows that UK organisational Information Technology (IT) spending remains in decline. A significant divide in IT spending between public and private sectors ... read more..

Organisations still struggle with their customer strategy - 05 Sep 2011

NCC Media ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester, UK. 5th September 2011The acid test for all IT systems is whether they deliver the benefits that were initially expected. Customer relationship management (CRM) systems have had a mixed history - and in the perception of users, this is still the case.Nearly ... read more..

Users unhappy with information from finance systems, finds NCC survey - 20 Jun 2011

Media ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. For issue 20th June 2011The majority of organisations are dissatisfied with the quality of information that they are able to produce from their finance systems. This is according to new research commissioned by the National Computing Centres Evaluation Centre service. (www.evaluationcentre.com).The ... read more..

Data Warehousing and BI systems let down 22% of users - 16 May 2011

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK.Despite 61% of organisations planning to extend their use of data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) software, businesses are still critical of how well the technology is meeting their objectives. This is according to the National Computing Centres latest survey on the use of ... read more..

Control of data must be addressed by vendors before cloud adoption can take off - 16 Mar 2011

Press ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre. For Issue : 16th March 2011According to new research from the UKs National Computing Centre, information security issues are holding back the adoption of cloud computing technologies by business. In the research Security in the Cloud, IT decision-makers expressed a clear desire to ... read more..

HR departments strive to be more strategic - 28 Feb 2011

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK.For issue 28th February 2011Transformation is very much the order of the day for Human Resources (HR)departments due to a mixture of changing working patterns, evolving organisational needs and the ever present requirement to deliver a varied range of services more cost effectively. In ... read more..

Green shoots? ERP & enterprise solutions investment recovers - 07 Jan 2011

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester, UK. For Issue January 10th 2010 In the current economic environment where IT budgets are still being scrutinised closely, there is one glimmer of optimism with a marked improvement in the development of enterprise software and ERP applications. Thats according to research by the ... read more..

Unstructured data still poses problems - 22 Nov 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester, UKFor issue: 22nd November 2010It is becoming increasingly important for companies to access information in whatever form it is held. But managing and accessing unstructured data is still a major headache for many organisations, according to the latest survey from the Evaluation Centre, a ... read more..

Maintaining service levels with reduced budgets is biggest challenge for IT decision-makers - 28 Sep 2010

Press Release from The National Computing Centre. For issue: 28th September 2010 The results of a new survey from the National Computing Centre (NCC) paint a challenging picture for the UK IT management community. When asked what was their most pressing issue in the current economic climate, most cited maintaining ... read more..

Investment in CRM rises despite failings - 13 Sep 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester, UK. 13th September 2010 Companies are continuing to invest in their customer relationship management (CRM) systems to remain competitive in the current economic climate. This is according to a new NCC Research study commissioned by the Evaluation Centre (www.evaluationcentre.com). The budget for CRM activities ... read more..

AQA's IT Department gets the thumbs up from the National Computing Centre - 29 Jul 2010

Press ReleaseFrom the National Computing Centre, Manchester. Issued 29th July 2010 The IT Department of the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), has joined a growing roll call of organisations accredited to the National Computing Centres Standard for IT Departments. AQA is the biggest provider of general qualifications (GCSE ... read more..

Project portfolio management solutions fall short - 17 Jun 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK.18th June 2010Project portfolio management (PPM) solutions - including traditional project management tools and professional services automation (PSA) software are still falling short of fulfilling all the requirements of many of their users. This is according to new research from the National Computing ... read more..

Finance – a move to shared services - 29 Apr 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK.For issue 30th April 2010As companies struggle with uncertainty, both in the general economy and their particular marketplace, the finance department is facing increased demand for improved management information, cost reductions and efficiency savings. This is according to new research commissioned by the Evaluation ... read more..

Supply Chain Investment Gathers Pace - 08 Apr 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. For Issue: 8th April 2010 Organisations are continuing to invest heavily in their supply chain operations, to achieve competitive advantage by reducing operational costs while simultaneously improving customer service. Thats the main finding from research undertaken by the National Computing Centres Evaluation Centre, ... read more..

Data Warehousing and BI - still a long way to go - 05 Mar 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. For issue: 5th March 2010 The use of data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) software has been gathering pace but businesses are critical of how well the technology is meeting their objectives. This is according to the National Computing Centres latest survey on ... read more..

All change in the HR department - 28 Jan 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK.Issued 28th January 2010Change is much in evidence for the HR department as it seeks to align its structure with the evolving business environment. In the past year alone 36% of HR departments have undergone a significant change in their structure with a further ... read more..

Still tough times for IT departments - 08 Jan 2010

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. 8th January 2010 Cost cutting, delayed projects and reduced budgets are still very much the order of the day for many IT departments. This is according to the National Computing Centres latest survey of IT infrastructure plans. The research was undertaken by NCC's ... read more..

ERP & enterprise solutions put on hold - 03 Nov 2009

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. 3rd November 2009 The current state of the economy is having a major impact on investment levels in Enterprise Resource Planning and enterprise systems, according to a new survey from ... read more..

Accredited IT Department award winners announced - 19 Oct 2009

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. 19th October 2009 The National Computing Centre (NCC) has announced the first four organisations to be accredited to their new Standard for IT Departments. Representatives from Dickinson Dees, North Wales Police, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council and Lancashire Constabulary received ... read more..

Budget constraints slow integration projects - 05 Oct 2009

From the National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. Issued 5th October 2009 Demonstrating the tightening of the IT purse, budget limitations are forcing organisations to curtail their software development and integration programmes. This is according to 67% of respondents taking part in the latest survey from the National Computing Centre into the use ... read more..

Return on investment (ROI) proving hard to pin down for document management and workflow systems - 25 Aug 2009

Press Release from from The National Computing Centre, Manchester UK. Issued 25th August 2009 Despite growing investment in document management, electronic content management (ECM) and workflow software, the majority of organisations still find it difficult to calculate the return on investment (ROI) for these systems. This is according to the latest survey from ... read more..

 

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